5/4/2015 ICS11012 TLO’S 1.Prepare for a patrol by achieving six of eight inspection requirements. 2.Pass through lines. 3.Perform individual actions in a patrol by performing assigned duties without compromising the patrol.
5/4/2015 ICS11013 Patrol Definition: A detachment sent out from a larger unit to perform an assigned mission of gathering information, carrying out a harassing or destructive combat mission or a security mission.
5/4/2015 ICS11014 Patrol -PURPOSE Commander needs current information. Destroy enemy installations Capture enemy Security Prevent the enemy from gaining information Maintain contact with enemy or friendly
5/4/2015 ICS11015 Types of Patrols Classification by Mission Reconnaissance Route Area Zone Combat (USCAR) Urban Security Contact Ambush Raid
5/4/2015 ICS11016 Reconnaissance patrols gather information about the enemy, terrain or resources. Relying on stealth rather than combat strength, they gather information and fight only when necessary to complete the mission or to defend themselves.
5/4/2015 ICS11017 Route reconnaissance a directed effort to obtain detailed information of a specified route and all terrain from which the enemy could influence movement along that route.
5/4/2015 ICS11018 Area Reconnaissance a directed effort to obtain detailed information concerning the terrain or enemy activity within a prescribed area such as a town, ridgeline, woods or other features critical to operations.
5/4/2015 ICS11019 Zone Reconnaissance a directed effort to obtain detailed information concerning all routes, obstacles (to include chemical or radiological contamination), terrain, and enemy forces within a zone defined by boundaries.
5/4/2015 ICS Combat Patrols This is a fighting patrol that is assigned a mission that may require it to engage the enemy. a combat patrol is stronger and more heavily armed then a reconnaissance patrol. A combat patrol is assigned the mission to destroy enemy troops, equipment, or installations; capture enemy documents, equipment, or installations; and as a secondary responsibility, gather information.
5/4/2015 ICS Urban Patrol A vast majority of urban patrols are overt in nature; the patrols presence is readily apparent to the local populace. The majority of urban patrols are security patrols.
5/4/2015 ICS Security patrols assigned missions that may or may not require them to engage the enemy. They are used in proximity to defensive positions, on the flanks of advancing units or in rear areas. Purposes of security patrols are to detect infiltration by the enemy, destroy infiltrators, and protect against surprise and ambush.
5/4/2015 ICS Contact Patrol establishes and maintains contact to the front, flanks, or rear of either a friendly or enemy force.
5/4/2015 ICS Ambush Patrol An ambush is a surprise attack from a concealed position upon a moving or temporarily halted target.
5/4/2015 ICS Raid Patrol a patrol that executes a limited objective, surprise attack on an enemy force or installation and then conducts a planned withdrawal after accomplishing its mission.
5/4/2015 ICS Patrol Organization GENERAL Headquarters Security Element Support Element Assault Element Special Reconnaissance and Security teams Assault and Demo teams Search and EPW teams Any other team by mission requirements
5/4/2015 ICS Inspect Determines state of readiness of men Just before rehearsals 8 Inspection Requirements: Prescribed weapons, equipment Camoflauge ID tags/Geneva convention cards Any unnecessary items
5/4/2015 ICS Inspect (cont) Mission, route, fire support Your assignment, and when you perform it Other members Responsibilities Challenge/Password, call signs, frequencies, code words, reporting times, and any other pertinent details
5/4/2015 ICS Rehearse Ensure all members of patrol know what exactly they are to do in any situation Prioritize: 1. Actions on objective 2. Actions on enemy contact 3. Crossing danger areas 4. Etc.
5/4/2015 ICS Noise and Light Discipline Camouflage and Concealment Blend in Trash and Gear Light Discipline Reflection/ Shine Noise Discipline Silenced Gear Talking Frequent Listening Halts
5/4/2015 ICS Conduct Of Patrol Passage of Lines Organization for Movement Control Measures Return From the Objective
5/4/2015 ICS Exiting Friendly Lines Patrol moves to Assembly Area Forward unit coordination Request guide if needed Return to get patrol Patrol moves out in tactical column Nearing Passage Point patrol moves into dispersed file PL requests permission to depart friendly lines
5/4/2015 ICS Exiting Friendly Lines (cont) APL moves to front of column, behind guide Once through the barrier plan, APL counts out members of patrol through exit of barrier plan Transition to tactical column and move out Conduct security halt outside the range of direct weapons from defense
5/4/2015 ICS Exiting Friendly Lines
5/4/2015 ICS Control Measures Check Points Track Progress Coordinated with higher prior to departure Rally Points Where patrol regroups if necessary Easily recognized, cover/concealment, defensible m apart along route Near and far side of danger areas
5/4/2015 ICS Control Measures (cont) Initial Rally Point (IRP) In friendly area En Route Rally Point (ERP) Between the initial rallying point and the objective rallying point Objective Rally Point (ORP) Final prep before objective Cover/concealment Leader’s recon Release point Drop gear if not needed Patrol reassembles after mission accomplishment
5/4/2015 ICS Security Halts Short security halt Listen for enemy Halt, face out board, attempt to find cover,concealment Long security halt When need to Eat, rest, send message, check direction-anything that the patrol will be stationary for long time From 360 perimeter, take cover Sectors of fire, LP/OP Position automatic weapons
5/4/2015 ICS Long Security Halt
5/4/2015 ICS Reentry of Friendly Lines Long Security halt at Reentry rally point Request permission to renter friendly lines PL moves to contact point with security to meet guide Initiate far recognition signal, then near recognition signal PL returns to get patrol and bring to contact point Guide leads patrol through barrier plan PL counts patrol in with cover man to ensure there are no enemy infiltrators
5/4/2015 ICS Reentry of Friendly Lines
5/4/2015 ICS Debrief PL gives Forward Unit Commander a quick sit-rep Takes patrol to S-2 for complete debrief Always conduct debrief as soon as possible after patrol returns
5/4/2015 ICS Patrol Steps A. Study the mission B. Plan use of time C. Study terrain/situation D. Organize patrol E. Select men, weapons, and equipment F. Issue warning order G. Coordinate H. Make reconnaissance I. Complete detailed plans J. Issue patrol order K. Supervise, inspect, rehearse L. Execute mission
5/4/2015 ICS Summary Definition and purpose of patrol Types of Patrols Patrol Organization Individual Tasks Inspections and Rehearsals Rally Points and Security Halts Exit and Entry of friendly lines